Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 22, 2011
    90
    Polished enough to be released as a stand-alone package, The Missing Link hits all the right notes and delivers more of everything that made Human Revolution such a standout title.
  2. Oct 21, 2011
    90
    The Missing Link is inessential in terms of how it affects the main Human Revolution narrative, but it's a well constructed, self-contained chapter with terrific level design that's comparable (in places superior) to the base game.
  3. 85
    Best of all, tantalizing hints of what's to come will leave you anxious for the next chapter in your gruff super-soldier's saga.
  4. Nov 18, 2011
    83
    The Missing Link is an extremely enjoyable addition tot he main game. The problem is that true fans will enjoy the ride but ultimately find their selves wishing it was more in hindsight. It's a lengthy and entertaining addition but once it is over and done with, you will find yourself craving a true advancement on the Human Revolution experience.
  5. Oct 24, 2011
    83
    Adam snuck aboard a freighter in the main story of Human Revolution and he had quite a journey aboard that freighter while separated from his team!
  6. Nov 20, 2011
    80
    A substantial extension that deepens the game's conspiracies. Recommended. [Christmas 2011, p.93]
  7. It is, essentially, more of the same...But even having finished the main game multiple times, we can't get enough of this world - if you're the same, just dive in. [Dec 2011]
  8. Oct 19, 2011
    80
    Offers a good amount of content for its price, about a fifth to a quarter of Deus Ex: Human Revolution's 20-25 hour playtime for a fourth of the (original) price. The Missing Link is a well-produced piece of DLC with a level of quality that fits right in with the main game both in terms of quality and atmosphere. It's just more Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and there's nothing really wrong with that since the original game was fantastic.
  9. Oct 18, 2011
    80
    It presents a stiff challenge and a great sub-plot alongside the opportunity to experiment with a different playstyle, branching out from what you may have done before. The repetition and the rather light runtime prevent it from being an essential purchase, but there's still a lot to love here, especially for experienced players.
  10. 80
    The Missing Link is an elegant, self-contained campaign-in-miniature that packs almost as many options and exactly as much atmosphere into a third of the space.
  11. 80
    As opening gambits in a DLC strategy go, The Missing Link is a hard act to follow.
  12. Oct 25, 2011
    79
    If you've always been curious about what it'd be like to play a Jensen that's tricked out in a completely different way, The Missing Link offers a blank slate with which to do so. Diehard transhumans will want to unravel The Missing Link without hesitation in any event, but at $15, those less committed to Jensen's cause could stand to wait until the price of the upgrade isn't so steep.
  13. Nov 16, 2011
    75
    The Missing Link is a good addition to Deus Ex: Human Revolution but has some lesser moments as well. The first half of the game is simply great, after that you'll be running from A to B in places you've visited before, making it kinda dull. Nevertheless The Missing Link can be a lot of fun because it combines all the aspects that made the Deus Ex franchise so great.
  14. Oct 27, 2011
    70
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link is a disjointed but ultimately enjoyable return to Adam Jensen's adventure.
  15. Oct 21, 2011
    70
    I can recommend that you pick up The Missing Link if you really, really want to spend more time with Adam Jensen, but know that it's not a particularly good DLC add-on - especially for fifteen bucks.
  16. Oct 27, 2011
    68
    This is certainly one instance where length of included content doesn't justify the price tag.
  17. Oct 16, 2011
    60
    Those that have finished Human Revolution will simply be grateful for more Deus Ex, but taken out of the context of the main game, with its hub worlds, huge cast of characters and grandiose conspiracy, it doesn't offer enough to be considered an essential add-on.
  18. Oct 16, 2011
    60
    The opportunity to revisit Human Revolution is a welcome one, but this is a competent expansion rather than an unmissable one.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 18, 2012
    8
    The Missing Link is the first piece of DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and it puts you back to basics as far as style of play and augmentsThe Missing Link is the first piece of DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and it puts you back to basics as far as style of play and augments are concerned. The Missing Link takes its name from from the boat journey you take from Hengsha to Singapore, In the main game you get plant explosives in the office and then you find yourself at the Singapore depot, The Missing Link fills in that gap and starts with Jensen waking up from stasis finding himself sat strapped in a chair with EMPs to render all of his augmentations useless, Your captors are those pesky Bell Tower agents, You Full Review »
  2. Nov 4, 2011
    8
    The initial price of 1200MS points seemed bit steep, but its an expansion pack.

    This DLC will last you around 4-8 hours, depending on how you
    The initial price of 1200MS points seemed bit steep, but its an expansion pack.

    This DLC will last you around 4-8 hours, depending on how you play.

    Its not a "must have" download but if you liked Dx3, you should consider picking it up just for the story.
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  3. Jul 31, 2012
    7
    If you liked the main game then this is just an extension. There is no new gameplay elements and only 2 areas and a handful of quests. AIf you liked the main game then this is just an extension. There is no new gameplay elements and only 2 areas and a handful of quests. A little too pricey for what you get.

    The devs still keep creating achievements that require that you play through sections of the game more than once to get because they are mutually exclusive. They also once again add an achievement that basically makes you play the game without taking advantage of any of the features that actually make it what it is. It would be equivalent to playing an RPG where you couldn't level up. Certainly challenging but it really pulls away from what makes the game more fun. The final boss battle was just a little too heavy on combat (especially for this particular achievement) which seems to go against what the devs were wanting.

    Overall it isn't a bad DLC compared to most out there but the devs really need to stop restricting you with their achievements. The price is also a little high for what you get.
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